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Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
author Keir Fraser <keir.fraser@citrix.com>
date Tue Apr 15 15:18:58 2008 +0100 (2008-04-15)
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3 To use the vfat filesystem, use the filesystem type 'vfat'. i.e.
4 mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt
6 No special partition formatter is required. mkdosfs will work fine
7 if you want to format from within Linux.
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11 umask=### -- The permission mask (for files and directories, see umask(1)).
12 The default is the umask of current process.
14 dmask=### -- The permission mask for the directory.
15 The default is the umask of current process.
17 fmask=### -- The permission mask for files.
18 The default is the umask of current process.
20 codepage=### -- Sets the codepage number for converting to shortname
21 characters on FAT filesystem.
22 By default, FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE setting is used.
24 iocharset=name -- Character set to use for converting between the
25 encoding is used for user visible filename and 16 bit
26 Unicode characters. Long filenames are stored on disk
27 in Unicode format, but Unix for the most part doesn't
28 know how to deal with Unicode.
29 By default, FAT_DEFAULT_IOCHARSET setting is used.
31 There is also an option of doing UTF-8 translations
32 with the utf8 option.
34 NOTE: "iocharset=utf8" is not recommended. If unsure,
35 you should consider the following option instead.
37 utf8=<bool> -- UTF-8 is the filesystem safe version of Unicode that
38 is used by the console. It can be be enabled for the
39 filesystem with this option. If 'uni_xlate' gets set,
40 UTF-8 gets disabled.
42 uni_xlate=<bool> -- Translate unhandled Unicode characters to special
43 escaped sequences. This would let you backup and
44 restore filenames that are created with any Unicode
45 characters. Until Linux supports Unicode for real,
46 this gives you an alternative. Without this option,
47 a '?' is used when no translation is possible. The
48 escape character is ':' because it is otherwise
49 illegal on the vfat filesystem. The escape sequence
50 that gets used is ':' and the four digits of hexadecimal
51 unicode.
53 nonumtail=<bool> -- When creating 8.3 aliases, normally the alias will
54 end in '~1' or tilde followed by some number. If this
55 option is set, then if the filename is
56 "longfilename.txt" and "longfile.txt" does not
57 currently exist in the directory, 'longfile.txt' will
58 be the short alias instead of 'longfi~1.txt'.
60 quiet -- Stops printing certain warning messages.
62 check=s|r|n -- Case sensitivity checking setting.
63 s: strict, case sensitive
64 r: relaxed, case insensitive
65 n: normal, default setting, currently case insensitive
67 shortname=lower|win95|winnt|mixed
68 -- Shortname display/create setting.
69 lower: convert to lowercase for display,
70 emulate the Windows 95 rule for create.
71 win95: emulate the Windows 95 rule for display/create.
72 winnt: emulate the Windows NT rule for display/create.
73 mixed: emulate the Windows NT rule for display,
74 emulate the Windows 95 rule for create.
75 Default setting is `lower'.
77 <bool>: 0,1,yes,no,true,false
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81 * Need to get rid of the raw scanning stuff. Instead, always use
82 a get next directory entry approach. The only thing left that uses
83 raw scanning is the directory renaming code.
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88 * vfat_valid_longname does not properly checked reserved names.
89 * When a volume name is the same as a directory name in the root
90 directory of the filesystem, the directory name sometimes shows
91 up as an empty file.
92 * autoconv option does not work correctly.
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96 If you have trouble with the VFAT filesystem, mail bug reports to
97 chaffee@bmrc.cs.berkeley.edu. Please specify the filename
98 and the operation that gave you trouble.
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102 If you plan to make any modifications to the vfat filesystem, please
103 get the test suite that comes with the vfat distribution at
105 http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/vfat.html
107 This tests quite a few parts of the vfat filesystem and additional
108 tests for new features or untested features would be appreciated.
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112 (This documentation was provided by Galen C. Hunt <gchunt@cs.rochester.edu>
113 and lightly annotated by Gordon Chaffee).
115 This document presents a very rough, technical overview of my
116 knowledge of the extended FAT file system used in Windows NT 3.5 and
117 Windows 95. I don't guarantee that any of the following is correct,
118 but it appears to be so.
120 The extended FAT file system is almost identical to the FAT
121 file system used in DOS versions up to and including 6.223410239847
122 :-). The significant change has been the addition of long file names.
123 These names support up to 255 characters including spaces and lower
124 case characters as opposed to the traditional 8.3 short names.
126 Here is the description of the traditional FAT entry in the current
127 Windows 95 filesystem:
129 struct directory { // Short 8.3 names
130 unsigned char name[8]; // file name
131 unsigned char ext[3]; // file extension
132 unsigned char attr; // attribute byte
133 unsigned char lcase; // Case for base and extension
134 unsigned char ctime_ms; // Creation time, milliseconds
135 unsigned char ctime[2]; // Creation time
136 unsigned char cdate[2]; // Creation date
137 unsigned char adate[2]; // Last access date
138 unsigned char reserved[2]; // reserved values (ignored)
139 unsigned char time[2]; // time stamp
140 unsigned char date[2]; // date stamp
141 unsigned char start[2]; // starting cluster number
142 unsigned char size[4]; // size of the file
143 };
145 The lcase field specifies if the base and/or the extension of an 8.3
146 name should be capitalized. This field does not seem to be used by
147 Windows 95 but it is used by Windows NT. The case of filenames is not
148 completely compatible from Windows NT to Windows 95. It is not completely
149 compatible in the reverse direction, however. Filenames that fit in
150 the 8.3 namespace and are written on Windows NT to be lowercase will
151 show up as uppercase on Windows 95.
153 Note that the "start" and "size" values are actually little
154 endian integer values. The descriptions of the fields in this
155 structure are public knowledge and can be found elsewhere.
157 With the extended FAT system, Microsoft has inserted extra
158 directory entries for any files with extended names. (Any name which
159 legally fits within the old 8.3 encoding scheme does not have extra
160 entries.) I call these extra entries slots. Basically, a slot is a
161 specially formatted directory entry which holds up to 13 characters of
162 a file's extended name. Think of slots as additional labeling for the
163 directory entry of the file to which they correspond. Microsoft
164 prefers to refer to the 8.3 entry for a file as its alias and the
165 extended slot directory entries as the file name.
167 The C structure for a slot directory entry follows:
169 struct slot { // Up to 13 characters of a long name
170 unsigned char id; // sequence number for slot
171 unsigned char name0_4[10]; // first 5 characters in name
172 unsigned char attr; // attribute byte
173 unsigned char reserved; // always 0
174 unsigned char alias_checksum; // checksum for 8.3 alias
175 unsigned char name5_10[12]; // 6 more characters in name
176 unsigned char start[2]; // starting cluster number
177 unsigned char name11_12[4]; // last 2 characters in name
178 };
180 If the layout of the slots looks a little odd, it's only
181 because of Microsoft's efforts to maintain compatibility with old
182 software. The slots must be disguised to prevent old software from
183 panicking. To this end, a number of measures are taken:
185 1) The attribute byte for a slot directory entry is always set
186 to 0x0f. This corresponds to an old directory entry with
187 attributes of "hidden", "system", "read-only", and "volume
188 label". Most old software will ignore any directory
189 entries with the "volume label" bit set. Real volume label
190 entries don't have the other three bits set.
192 2) The starting cluster is always set to 0, an impossible
193 value for a DOS file.
195 Because the extended FAT system is backward compatible, it is
196 possible for old software to modify directory entries. Measures must
197 be taken to ensure the validity of slots. An extended FAT system can
198 verify that a slot does in fact belong to an 8.3 directory entry by
199 the following:
201 1) Positioning. Slots for a file always immediately proceed
202 their corresponding 8.3 directory entry. In addition, each
203 slot has an id which marks its order in the extended file
204 name. Here is a very abbreviated view of an 8.3 directory
205 entry and its corresponding long name slots for the file
206 "My Big File.Extension which is long":
208 <proceeding files...>
209 <slot #3, id = 0x43, characters = "h is long">
210 <slot #2, id = 0x02, characters = "xtension whic">
211 <slot #1, id = 0x01, characters = "My Big File.E">
212 <directory entry, name = "MYBIGFIL.EXT">
214 Note that the slots are stored from last to first. Slots
215 are numbered from 1 to N. The Nth slot is or'ed with 0x40
216 to mark it as the last one.
218 2) Checksum. Each slot has an "alias_checksum" value. The
219 checksum is calculated from the 8.3 name using the
220 following algorithm:
222 for (sum = i = 0; i < 11; i++) {
223 sum = (((sum&1)<<7)|((sum&0xfe)>>1)) + name[i]
224 }
226 3) If there is free space in the final slot, a Unicode NULL (0x0000)
227 is stored after the final character. After that, all unused
228 characters in the final slot are set to Unicode 0xFFFF.
230 Finally, note that the extended name is stored in Unicode. Each Unicode
231 character takes two bytes.